Horizon Europe - Cluster 6 - Assessing and improving labour conditions and health and safety at work in farming

Deadline :
February 15, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
Up to €5,000,000
Partners required:
At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries

Funding programme

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.

Read more about the Horizon Europe programme here.

Call overview

This call aims to foster a sustainable, balanced and inclusive development of rural areas.

Call summary

The successful proposal will contribute to fostering a sustainable, balanced and inclusive development of rural areas, supporting the implementation of the EU farm to fork strategy[1], the European pillar of social rights[2] and the long-term vision for rural areas[3]. It will do so by increasing the understanding of the social and behavioural drivers of change, especially in relation with social inclusion, labour, health and safety aspects, and by favouring the deployment of innovations that improve labour conditions, health and safety in farming, equipping the sector with smarter and innovative solutions that increase opportunities for most vulnerable groups, improve attractiveness of farm work and reduce the feeling of being left behind. Improved knowledge leading to more supportive policy frameworks alongside practical innovations will empower people and businesses to act for change and get prepared to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, adapt to climate change, and turn digital and ecological transitions into increased resilience, good health and positive long-term prospects, including jobs, for all including women, young people and vulnerable groups

Call details

Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • enhanced understanding and awareness by policy makers, farmers organisations, trade unions and health authorities of farmers’ and farm workers’ health and safety, and on the implications of the perceptions of their work on the future of the sector and hence on long-term food security;
  • improved policy and governance frameworks favouring safer and more inclusive working environments for farmers and farm workers;
  • wider use of corporate social responsibility innovations by farm businesses; and
  • improved health, safety and labour conditions in farming thanks to better performing European and national policy and legal frameworks and innovative bottom-up initiatives. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.: 

  • the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions; 
  • the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States; 
  • eligible non-EU countries including countries associated to Horizon Europe and low- and middle-income countries.

Consortium Composition

Unless otherwise provided for in the specific call conditions, legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes:

  • at least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and
  • at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries.

The proposals must use the multi-actor approach. 

A multi-actor project ensures the involvement of a diversity of actors, which serves the objectives of the topic. The actors are essentially the (end-) users of the project results and are backed up by useful intermediaries who can bring in further knowledge relevant to the topic’s objectives, such as farmers / farmers' groups, foresters / foresters’ groups, fishermen / fishermen's groups, advisors, food processors, businesses, consumer associations, local communities, citizens, civil society organisations including NGOs, government representatives, etc. The involvement of such actors should take place all over the whole course of the project.

Budget

Expected EU contribution per project: The Commission estimates that an EU contribution of around EUR 5.00 million would allow these outcomes to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of a proposal requesting different amounts.

The total indicative budget for the topic is EUR 5.00 million.

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Deadline :
February 15, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
Up to €5,000,000
Partners required:
At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries